Some of the books that provided background for me:

Berry, Mary Clay. The Alaska Pipeline: the Politics of Oil and Native Land Claims. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1975. Print.

Doogan, Mike.
Doogan: the Best of the Newspaper Columnist Alaskans Love To Hate. Kenmore, WA: Epicenter - 2003

Fanning, Kay, and Katherine Field Stephen.
Kay Fanning's Alaska Story: Memoir of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Newspaper Publisher on America's Northern Frontier. Kenmore, WA: Epicenter, 2006. Print.

Hanrahan, John, and Peter Gruenstein.
Lost Frontier: the Marketing of Alaska. New York: Norton, 1977. Print.

Haycox, Stephen W.
Alaska: an American Colony. Seattle: University of Washington, 2002. Print.

McGinniss, Joe.
Going to Extremes. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1980. Print.

Peck, Abe.
Uncovering the Sixties: the Life and times of the Underground Press. New York: Pantheon, 1985. Print.

Rich, Kim. J
ohnny's Girl: a Daughter's Memoir of Growing up in Alaska's Underworld. New York: Morrow, 1993. Print.

Willis, Roxanne.
Alaska's Place in the West: from the Last Frontier to the Last Great Wilderness. Lawrence, Kan.: University of Kansas, 2010. Print.

Wolfe, Tom, and E. W. Johnson.
The New Journalism. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. Print.

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